September 2009

1980's 1985 3 storms. 80's Metal 80's movies A Crystalline Prophecy Adaman Hauberk Aion AMC Anashti Sul ArcheAge A Realm Reborn A Relic Reborn Artemis Bow Artifact Weapons Ascalonian Catacombs Ascended Azure Drake Back to the Future Bard Battlecrab BBC Best MMO Blogs Beta Beta Leaks Better Off Dead Big Trouble in Little China Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Black Desert Online Blackrock Foundry Blauguest Blaugust Blazing Lazers Blazing Lazers Soundtrack Blazing Wings Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher Blue Drake Bolt Bowl of Embers Brackenspore Bravura Brazil Breaking Bad Buckaroo Banzai Cabal Capes Character Creation Character Customization Chauffeured Chopper Chocobo Christopher Guest Cloaks Clue Coalfist Gronnling Crafting Dalmatica Darkmoon Faire Death Knight Deathtusk Felboar Defending Ring Destruction Warlock Disc of Dreadful Omens Dr. Emilio Lizardo Dragon Ball Dye System Dynamis Beaucedine Egg Shenn Enemy Mine Enervated Sedition Enhancement Shaman Epic Weapon Quest Everquest 2 EverQuest Next Explorers Felwithe Mansion Fiery Warhorse's Reins Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Flametalon of Alysrazor Fletch Flying Mounts Fractal Capacitor Fractals of the Mists Frost Death Knight Frost Mage Fury Warrior Galakras Gamebreaker TV Garona Halforcen Garrison Followers Garrisons Garrosh Hellscream General Nazgrim. Gleaming the Cube Global Agenda Greatest 80's Movies Greenscale Greenscale's Blight Guardian Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 World vs. World Gunslinger Gymkata Hagun Hailstorm Hallow's End Halloween Hammerknell Headless Horseman's Mount Heart of Thorns Hellscream's Decapitator Heroic Gruul Highmaul Hitbox Hoelbrak Holographic Shattered Dragon Wings Holy Trinity Hong Kong Cavaliers Housing Hulking Shield Hunter Immerseus Intermezzo Liberte Iron Citadel Iron Juggernaut Iron Maiden Jack Burton Jeff Loomis John Bigboote John Parker Just One of the Guys Kargath Bladefist King Arthro King Solomon's Mines Ladyhawke Landmark Legend Legendary Cloak Legendary Ring Legion Level 100 Liberator of Orgrimmar Looking for Raid Lo Pan Lord of the Rings Online Lost Shores Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Magitek Armor Malkorok Mask Mercenary Michael Amott Mind Your Head Mini Holographic Axe Wielding Destroyer Mini Holographic Branded Minotaur Mini Holographic Corrupted Wolf Mini Holographic Risen Knight Mining Missing in Action 2: The Beginning MMO Blogs MMO Housing MountQuest Mounts My Science Project Mythic Raiding National Geographic Channel Neverwinter New Jersey Nigel Tufnel Norushen One-Eyed Wiley Oregorger Osmium Armor Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Paragons of the Klaxxi Pee-wee's Big Adventure Penny Priddy Perfect Tommy Pride and Duty Project Gorgon Protection Warrior Pureblood Fire Hawk RaiderZ Rambo: First Blood Part II Raptr Rawhide Real Genius Red Flying Cloud Red Sonja Reins of the Amber Scorpion Reins of the Armored Brown Bear Reins of the Crimson Deathcharger Reins of the Golden King Reins of the Grove Warden Reins of the Ironbound Proto-Drake Reins of the Raven Lord Reins of the Wooly Mammoth Remo Williams Revenant Rift River of Souls Rocky IV Rogue Runes of Magic Say Anything Sci-fi Spaceships Sedition Sentinel Shadowknight Shadowmourne Sha of Pride Siegecrafter Blackfuse Siege of Orgrimmar Skyforge Skyshrine Slayer of the Lifeless Sleeper's Tomb Smell the Glove Soaring Skyterror Spellfire Longsword Spies Like Us Spinal Tap Splitting Heirs Spoils of Pandaria Star Wars Star Wars Galaxies Stonehenge Theories Summer Rental Super Adventure Box Tanks Tears of Veeshan Teen Wolf Temple of the Faceless TERA Terrible Names The Axe of Crags The Breakfast Club The Butcher The Dreamer The Elder Scrolls Online The Fallen Protectors The Force Awakens The Goonies The Last Dragon The Nexus Core The Old Republic The Shatterer The Sure Thing The Wizard The Young Ones Thok the Bloodthirsty Throne of Fear Titan Transmogs Trickster Rogue Turbo Grafx 16 Twitch UI Unholy Death Knight Up the Irons Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Video Cards Vitreous Stone Drake Void Storage Wardrobe Warlock Warlock. Warlock Green Fire Warrior Waves of Madness WeakAuras 2 Website's Down Weird Science Wildstar World of Warcraft World vs. World Young Ones Mike Young Ones Neil Young Ones Rick Young Ones Vyvyan Youtube Gaming Zenith Weapons


   Ah music, my first love. It's been almost 10 years since my failed attempt to get my band going, but i won't get into that. I have a very broad spectrum of influences, that sometimes clash with each other, but i think that's what makes me appreciate it all. I'll start off by saying i'm a die hard Maiden fan, 80's version of course, although i now forgive them for taking the entire 90's off. My tastes though go back to The Who, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin of the late 60's and into the 70's. We're talking mostly hard rock here which continued into the late 70's and early 80's with Rush, Iron maiden, and the rest of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands.

  At the same period of time you also had some of my favorite punk bands starting of course with The Ramones, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Damned, and The Police. The mid 80's ushered in my favorite Bay Area thrash bands such as Metallica, Exodus, Slayer, Anthrax(from NY), and Sepultura(from Brazil). During this time there were some fantastic punk bands like Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Descendents, and Husker Du. I cannot forget to Mention Operation Ivy, which only put out 1 album before they broke up, later forming half of Rancid.

  It's about this time that i got my first cassette tape, which happened to be a compilation of a few bands from Sub Pop records and SST. My best friend gave it to me as he was so into a few bands i never heard of, namely Soundgarden and Nirvana. Well the rest is history as you know. Unfortunately once those bands became huge, we stopped listening to them. We were against MTV, as i still am, and we hated what they turned into. For the record, i love Bleach, and still think it's their best album.

  Ahh the mid 90's and my first live show. It was 100 degrees and 100 teenagers, including yours truly, crammed into a small club in central Jersey to see a little known local band called The Bouncing Souls. They were from the same area as i was, they looked like me, and they blew me away. It's one of those weird things that some people don't understand. When you're there from the ground floor with your favorite band that you know and have spoken to, there's nothing like it and you're hooked for life. You can throw Face To Face, NOFX, And Bombshell Rocks into there also.

  There are a few bands that i love or find influential from the 90's that i haven't mentioned yet. These bands are a little hard on the ears if you don't know what to listen for. Carcass brought us Heartwork and Entombed brought us Wolverine Blues. Those 2 albums influenced every band today, even to the point of flat out ripping off riffs. I should also mention Iced Earth and Blind Guardian for reviving 80's metal.

  Wow long post is long. Any who here's 2 vids. Op Ivy vids are really poor quality as most were bootlegged, so a track vid will have to do.

My favorite album of 2009

New Brunswick NJ's own since 1987

  It's been 20 years since a few of my favorite 80's movies were released. All i can say is WHAT THE FUCK. I can't believe how time flies.

  The Wizard: A boy, his Nintendo, The power Glove, and Super Mario 3! Nothing like going over your friends house and seeing Nintendo for the first time. Growing up a Nintendo kid, nothing like it.

  Gleaming the Cube: What the fuck is cooler than having an underground bomb shelter as a bed room. I admit i was a skate fag at the time.

  Say Anything: "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that" I do kinda look like him i guess. One of my favorite scenes ever.

  Bill & Teds: Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K. Everything is different, but the same... things are more moderner than before... bigger, and yet smaller... it's computers... San Dimas High School football rules. What more do i have to say except, listen to this dude Rufus, he knows what he's talking about. I still tell myself there's no part 2.

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